The Lakers Can’t Make a 3-Pointer
That was the point in the game where the Warriors took over at the end of the third quarter and the Lakers couldn’t make anything against the shot clock. It was like they were just shooting the ball at a wall.
Now, the Lakers went back and forth with the Warriors during the first half. The Lakers were down 15, before it was 14, down 2, down 3, down 6, down 10, down 16, down 26… The Lakers couldn’t make it work. When the clock stopped the second half, the Lakers were up 26, but just couldn’t finish that, and they had too many turnovers.
Here’s the second half. The Lakers are down 28 at the time the clock stops, so what are the Lakers doing to try to get their offense going? Well, they tried everything they could to get that 3-pointer, except the one team that’s going to stop it. The Warriors made the shot with just over 4 minutes left in the game and the Lakers had to watch it get out of bounds.
Now, when the game reaches 20 minutes left, the Lakers are down 14. They are up 10. They are down 6. They are down 10. They are down 10. They are down 6, 10, and that’s the time when the Lakers were supposed to get going.
I am not saying that the Lakers ‘should’ have shot the game-winning 3. They don’t have a shot. If they could have, they should have. It was a good shot. It was a great shot. The Lakers ‘should’ have used that shot. They did, of course, but I just want to point out that shot because it was there, and it could have been a great shot, but it wasn’t.
The Lakers should have made that 3-pointer, because that was the only shot that it would have mattered. The Lakers ‘should’ have done some stuff, but they had nothing left after they made the shot, so the shot wasn�